1. TenTonTurtle

    Hello from Ohio! New Tort-father.

    Hello friends, I'm Steve and I recently adopted a male Russian tortoise. His name is Gregori (He is my display picture). I have two aquatic turtles but this is my first Tortoise ever. Just looking to make friends, chat about tortoises, turtles, and much more. I am also looking to discuss indoor...
  2. Donnie61

    New tortoise owner from Korea!

    Hello Everyone! I'm from South Korea and this is my new tortoise Donnie :> I got him about a week ago and he's a Horsfield tortoise! I've read a lot of useful information here before I got him so I figured I should just sign up. Thanks for reading!
  3. F

    Hermanns tortoise is trying to hibernate? Need help

    Hello to all tortoise lovers, I'm new here so I might be asking something I'm not supposed to here. Feel free to redirect me plz. I had hermanns tortoise that got sick and survived for 2,5 - 3 years (it was it's age as well). I might have done plenty mistakes as it was my first tortoise ever...
  4. V

    Help! I don’t know what to do!

    Hi there. I’ve had my sweet tortoise for about a year and a half now. I love him so so so much, and I’ve done so much research and tried my very best to care for him the best I can. But lately, he doesn’t seem right. He won’t eat, doesn’t want to even come out of his hide anymore. His eye...
  5. B

    Edge of Shell Flaring/Fringing/Turning Upwards

    Hi there! I'm looking for some experienced opinions. Attached are some pictures of my little Hermanns (please excuse the calcidust on her bottom, she's been roaming) - I'm a little worried as I've noticed the edge of the back of her shell is slightly flared/turned upwards (she's around a year...
  6. Aaru.


    I have a star tortoise. It's my first time and i don't know his age as it was previously owned by someone else. He seems comfortable in the new environment and is friendly with all of us but i have noticed during his meal he makes a choking kind of sound. It happens once or twice every time he...
  7. Aaru.


    hello guys! My name is Bhumika and i have a star tortoise that was gifted to me a week ago. His name is Aaru. I don't know his age but the previous owners said they had him for 6years. We are still learning more about him everyday and i saw this site while searching about his diet so i decided...
  8. T

    Need help making sure my new tortoise is healthy

    Hello everyone! I just joined this forum just a few minutes ago and this is my first post. I just bought a Russian tortoise from someone near by a couple days ago and he seems to have a few concerning issues. First issue was that his beak and nails were severely overgrown, but I took care of...
  9. tortiella

    Suggestions for new owner?

    Hi, I'm looking to get a baby Hermann's tortoise in May-ish. I've compiled a list of supplies I'm getting for them in advance. If you have any suggestions please let me know so I can update my list. Thanks! Food/Water (hibiscus...
  10. JackieJax

    Rescued with question about hibernation

    I just rescued an African Spur from getting dropped off at a shelter, but apparently I'm out of my depth. This is my first tortoise. He's around 40 lbs and 5 years old. I am currently setting up additions to his habitat, as he doesn't seem to like what I created for him and he's choosing weird...
  11. L

    Hi from new Russian owner! + questions

    Hi everyone! I got a male Russian tortoise about a week ago, and though I am still struggling to name him, I am having a lot of fun having him so far and am excited to join this community. I had some questions about my setup, mainly about lighting. (But other suggestions welcomed). The...
  12. Jarvis

    Tortoise Identification Help

    Hello, This is Horace. He's about 45 years old and he's been in the family for all of this time, but, we've never known what type of tortoise he is. We've looked at lots of pictures but none have looked very similar to Horace. We were just wondering if anyone can help us identifying him? Thank...
  13. V

    A Beginner to Beginner Advice - Plus "Thank You!"

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the amazing, inspirational tort owners and the helpful information I've received on this site. (Long post - strap in) I spent a long time considering what animal to get as a pet. I live in rented accommodation and a cat or dog would not be...
  14. C

    Set up for a Rescued Russian

    Hello all Tortoise lovers! I am in need of help and guidance.... Recently, I went to a local, reputable, reptile pet shop, to buy a baby (1 year old) Tortoise. As my sister did 3 years ago, and her little Russian Tort (Cinders) is ace. When I got there I was introduced to an adult male who had...
  15. FlowerzTrolls

    New and First timer :)

    Well Hello Everyone! Here's a little background on me.. I have been a absolute HUGE animal lover my entire life (well over 30 years now! LOL ). Even collecting frogs and tads out of a pond as early as the age of 3 and riding horses since I was about 8 years old :) My family is pretty much all...
  16. Kim&Tim


    My name is Kimberley and my five year old Horsfield is Tim, Timmie aka little hooligan. I have Timmie since January and he's a rescue. He's had a bad life, he was bred in the Netherlands in 2015 where I'm from and sold to people who kept him in horrible conditions. He lived in 12 inch by 12 inch...
  17. OsirisOmen


    I have a Russian Tortoise. He has a slimey texture under his shell. Any idea what that means? It'd be a big help if anyone could answer.
  18. Alissa Manning

    Elvis & Elsa the marginated tortoises

    Hello my name is Alissa and I have 2 beautiful, 5 year old Marginated Tortoises Elvis and Elsa. Before purchasing them I built my own tortoises table and did intense research so I could be prepared for anything. The only thing I am unable to identify is the difference between Female and Male...
  19. R

    New Member Introduction

    Hey everyone! I’m new on here and I just wanted to introduce myself. My wife and I are committed to getting a Russian tortoise soon. We have done a lot of research on taking care of them and housing them and we are willing to spend the money to help our future tortoise live a long and healthy...
  20. S

    New eastern box turtle mom - possible respiratory infection, HELP!

    Hi everyone! I recently adopted an eastern box turtle, Sammy, from a family member. He has been much less energetic than usual the past few days and I think (but am not sure) that his breathing may have changed. I'm not sure if I need to be concerned about a possible respiratory infection or...